Growth in Fortinet Network Security Expert Institute Programs Tackles the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
“Fortinet prides itself on being both a leading technology and learning organization. From the beginning, continuous learning and innovation has been part of our DNA. Through Fortinet’s
Cyber Skills Gap is a Leading Risk
According to the 2019 ISC2 Cyber Security Workforce Study, around 2.8 million professionals currently work in cybersecurity around the globe, but an additional 4 million trained workers would be needed to close the skills gap and properly defend organizations. Organizations need a skilled workforce to protect against threats that have increased in sophistication and volume across an expanding attack surface. A Forbes Insights survey commissioned by
Fortinet Narrows the Skills Gap Globally
- Continued Collaboration with
World Economic Forum: As a founding partner of WEF’s Centre for Cybersecurity, Fortinethas been engaging in discussions at WEF events in the past year and offering unique and valuable insights to the global cybersecurity conversation. Fortinet’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Ken Xierecently offered strategic insights as a panelist for the Building Resilient Health Systemssession at the World Economic Forum(WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
- Uptick in Awarded NSE Certifications:
Fortinethas issued more than 270,000 NSE certifications to date, of which about 300 are for the distinguished NSE level 8. With a growth of 45 percent in NSE certifications in 2019, Fortinetis sharpening and upskilling professionals’ knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape and Fortinet’s products. The Fast Track program – made up of comprehensive workshops that cover significant topics in cybersecurity – also grew significantly with more than 300 percent growth in participants in 2019. To date, there have been more than 30,000 customers and partners who have been through the Fast Track program.
Globally Expanding Fortinet Network Security Academy(FNSA): Through FNSA, academic institutions and nonprofits receive access to Fortinet’s NSE certification curricula to prepare students and participants for a career in cybersecurity. Fortinethas more than 200 academies in more than 60 different countries. New FNSAs to join the program in 2019 include: Al Hussein Technical Universityin Jordan, Business and Technical Training Collegein Canada, ICT School of C.P in Angola, InGenio Learning in Peru, University of Nuevo Leonin Mexico, Portmore Community Collegein Jamaica, Valoris in West and Central Africa, and FDETEC in Ecuador, among others.
- Helping Veterans Enter the Cybersecurity Workforce Through Training: As part of the FNSA and FortiVet program,
Fortinetcollaborates with nonprofit organizations focused on helping Veterans and their spouses enter the workforce. Nonprofits joining FNSA are able to provide their constituents with access to Fortinet’s NSE certifications and training, while FortiVet helps Veterans transfer relevant experiences to a career in cybersecurity. Veterans-focused nonprofits that became academies in 2019 include: Corporate America Supports You (CASY), TrainOurTroops, VetCTAP, Coding for Veterans in Canadaand TechVets in the United Kingdom.
Supporting Quotes from Fortinet Network Security Academies
“Al Hussein Technical University joined the
- H.E Professor
“FDETEC is a professional training center in
“The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León through the Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas has joined the
- Dr. Perla Marlene Viera González, Information Security of the Faculty of Mathematical Physical Sciences at
“Knowledge in cybersecurity is a skill that is sought out by many employers in
- Jameet Breyna, Academic Director at
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“TrainOurTroops works tirelessly to provide U.S. veterans and their dependents with free advanced online training and certifications to give them a competitive advantage in the civilian workforce. We recently partnered with
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